3 weeks post op.

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21Days on and i have good feelig on the inside of my knee but the outside (left side )is still very numb can anyone tell me if this is normal.

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    Is very normal Johnny I'm 5 months out and queried this yesterday at my followup. Surgeon said it can take 2 years or more for feeling to come back as he cut through nerves and ligaments. Good luck with your recovery. 😊

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    Johnny, I'm 2 yrs. post op and I had a TKR , Right knee. the inside feels normal to touch but the outside still feels numb, and I can't get down on my knees anymore, if I do I have to put all my weight on the old knee. I hope this helps

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    Hi Johnny!

    I am 15 months and 11 months post op with my left and right TKRs and JUST NOW getting the feeling back on the outside of my knees!

    I know it feels very weird to have the numb sensation! Everyone is different, but I'm guessing that if my numbness FINALLY is going away after this long, YOURS will, too...eventually!😊

    I don't think any of us really realizes how extensive a surgery a TKR is until we are in it and healing from it! Some things heal really fast. I was shocked that they could take my staples out of my VERY LONG INCISION after just two weeks and my skin actually STAYED CLOSED! It did, and I was AMAZED. Apparently other body parts require LOTS more time.

    You will be fine.

    Be patient with yourself.

    Sending prayers of strength and calm and patience to you today!💟

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    At 3 months post op, I'm also still numb on outer knee.  I'm told it may always be this way.  It has something to do with the knee block they gave me for surgery.  This new knee is so much better than the old knee, I havd no complaints.  It's just a new normal!

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